UK

Do you want high income or high capital growth from your property investment?

The answer to the above question seems obvious – most investors want both. Whilst it is possible to achieve this in some emerging markets, such opportunities come with high risk. The currency, political stability, ownership entitlement, re-sale potential are all issues that affect the medium viability of emerging markets. Most investors we speak to are …

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Smaller units in the right location can be better property investments than regional houses

If the mantra of ‘Location, location, location’ espoused by many estate agents is to be believed, you should place greater emphasis on where the property is located than the actual property itself. While this approach is too simplistic to be adopted without qualification, there is certainly some truth in it. Buying the best location you …

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Student accommodation funds, liquidity and the benefits of direct ownership

Many investors have entered the student accommodation sector through managed funds. Some of the funds have performed well, others such as Mansion and Brandeaux have experienced serious liquidity problems. Nevertheless, the underlying assets, i.e. the student accommodation units, have preformed well with most operators experiencing 99% occupancy rates and healthy investment returns. When investors want …

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Refurbishment Service

For discerning investors and owner-occupiers we offer an unparalleled service for the purchase and refurbishment of quality central London properties. [portfolio_slideshow slideheight=200] Many investors see the attractions to buying a quality freehold house or an established apartment in one of London’s many quality buildings. Refurbishing such a property has many attractions including increasing its value …

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Student accommodation – The academic standing of a university and the re-sale opportunity

We are often asked how important is the academic standing of a university when determining the investment merits of a student accommodation unit close to that institution. Whilst some investors are inevitably drawn to leading universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, whether a university ranks 1st or 100th in academic achievement is not going to …

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Why investors should use a search service for London property

There are always lots of exhibitions taking place in Hong Kong, Singapore, KL and elsewhere where the agents are supposedly offering the best opportunities in London. Of course, if there are four or five exhibitions there are four or five ‘best opportunities’. The following weekend there is another round of exhibitions with an equal number …

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The need for 25% more university places will result in a continued shortage of UK student accommodation

There is an ongoing shortage of purpose built student accommodation in the UK and if comments made by that country’s universities minister the shortage is only going to grow. Universities in the UK have seen a squeeze on places in recent years, with thousands of students failing to get on courses. In a recent paper, …

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